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Body Lift Blocks

I Need to find a place where I can get some of the 3" body lift blocks for the bed area one of mine is gone and the others are all jacked up. Is it bad to be driving around like this? Also I was looking to get some higher quality ones. I'm not that familar with installing them how are the blocks for the bed held in place, pressure fitted, welds?
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I Need to find a place where I can get some of the 3" body lift blocks for the bed area one of mine is gone and the others are all jacked up. Is it bad to be driving around like this? Also I was looking to get some higher quality ones. I'm not that familar with installing them how are the blocks for the bed held in place, pressure fitted, welds?

Bolt goes right through em, and def not good to be driving like that!
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Mine must be really jacked up and installed wrong I dont see any bolts, and will post pics tonite once I get home. Must be the cause of it feeling like my back end is walking away in corners or just the tires mabye?
Thanks for the help and fast responce.
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The blocks should be like a hard plastic. You sure you don't see any bolts in the bed going through to the frame!?
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you will prolly have to contact a body lift manufacture for replacement blocks....if not you will have to buy a whole new kit!.......you could just buy the summit racing kit which is like $100 or so and get all new blocks..........or just buy any 3" body lift kit at the cheapest price, and put them it...

NOT SAFE TO BE DRIVING LIKE THAT! PLEASE REFRAIN FROM DOING SO!
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get hockey pucks, we lifted my friends dakota on them, as stupid as it sounds they worked great and he wheeled his truck hard. + hockey pucks are exactaly 1" thick
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get hockey pucks, we lifted my friends dakota on them, as stupid as it sounds they worked great and he wheeled his truck hard. + hockey pucks are exactaly 1" thick
do not get hockey pucks....that is just as dangerous as having a lift block missing! hockey pucks are not rated for the weight that could be put on them!
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Get the kit and do it the right way.
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but 3$ in hockey pucks is cheaper then buying another 100$+ PA body lift kit, i'd do it or make one out of steal or piping
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Not saying it was a bad idea but if something happens to the blocks you can go after PA, BUT you make em your self than you have nothing to blame but yourself, plus it looks professional!
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You could always use some steel tubing in there, if you've got any access to a 3"x3" tube, and a bolt that would fit, youd be set.
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Not saying it was a bad idea but if something happens to the blocks you can go after PA, BUT you make em your self than you have nothing to blame but yourself, plus it looks professional!
a good example, you have a wreck, and the body lift breaks killing someone, it is YOUR fault if you use hockey pucks, but PA's or any other body lift manufacture's fault if you use their body lift!.....get one from summit for about $60 and just use the blocks!
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I Need to find a place where I can get some of the 3" body lift blocks for the bed area one of mine is gone and the others are all jacked up. Is it bad to be driving around like this? Also I was looking to get some higher quality ones. I'm not that familar with installing them how are the blocks for the bed held in place, pressure fitted, welds?

uhh sounds to me like he is looking for the blocks that support weight in the bed, not the body mount pucks.
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uhh sounds to me like he is looking for the blocks that support weight in the bed, not the body mount pucks.
what body lift has crush blocks? PA lift and the summit lift have the 3" tall hardened plastic pucks..........not crush blocks.........
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I duno. Never done a body lift. I thought there were crush blocks with the kits but maybe not. What is done to support the bed then?
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I duno. Never done a body lift. I thought there were crush blocks with the kits but maybe not. What is done to support the bed then?
it is just like the cab blocks......the blocks can support 50,000# per sq. in. of weight.......they are no different than the way the bed already mounts....there is only 4 spots that hit the frame anyways....
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My PA came with the plastic blocks for the cab and bed as well as two crush blocks that could be welded to the frame if needed. From what I understand he's not talking about the crush blocks.
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Its not the black cylindrical looking objects missing its the rectangular metal pieces in the center area of the bed. I will post pics once I get home.
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it is just like the cab blocks......the blocks can support 50,000# per sq. in. of weight.......they are no different than the way the bed already mounts....there is only 4 spots that hit the frame anyways....

There are two more supports that run laterally across the bed and are supported by the frame. Not associated with the front and back bed mounts.
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Its not the black cylindrical looking objects missing its the rectangular metal pieces in the center area of the bed. I will post pics once I get home.
Crush block
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You should have 6 of the black plastic cylinders between the bed and the frame (three on each side). The crush blocks you discribed are not a necessity. If you have one on one side but not the other, I don't think it would make much of a difference. As long as you have all of the black plastic cylinders back there, you're fine.
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You can buy replacement body lift puck off of ebay. I bought my 1" mounts off of ebay for $2.00 each. The company I bought them from sells them in 1" , 2", 3" .

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Sorry Couldn't get pics tonite my sis stole my camera. The crush blocks sound like what i'm seeing all of the pucks are in place, how are the crush blocks held in looks like there just held in with pressure?
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there supposed to be welded to the frame ive seen them jb welded into place too.
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mine are welded.

all 4 of them!
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